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The Building of Human Rights Culture (History and the Most Important International Treaties)
Published: 2015
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance
Arabic
This guide highlights human rights culture and history in the last century, the Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu, and practical steps to increase human rights and legal awareness in communities. It describes how to build groups of activists who support human rights and strategies for encouraging communities, especially youth, to prevent human rights violations. Several examples are provided, such as the issue of human trafficking and how activists found supporters, pressured decision makers and influenced communities.

Leadership Skills and Peacebuilding
Published: 2015
Organization: Kuwaiti Human Rights Society
Project: Youth Leadership for Peace-Building (YLP)
Arabic
This guide describes the peace-building process with a focus on integrated concepts and culture. It highlights development of leadership skills for advocacy campaigns and factors for garnering external support. The guide also identifies concepts and types of human rights, good governance, effective project writing and training skills.

New Tactics for Human Rights: Background and Fundamentals
Published: 2014
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance
Arabic
This curriculum guide describes how to teach human rights and the philosophy of Sun Tzu. His lessons emphasize three sources of knowledge, including knowing yourself, knowing your opponent and knowing your playing ground. It describes new tactics for human rights, which is organized around the analysis of potential solutions rather than analysis of the issues.

Guide to Monitoring Public Money
Published: 2014
Organization: Organization for Promoting Integrity (OPI)
Project: Women Against Corruption and for Women’s Participation
Arabic

This manual provides an introduction to corruption, including a focus on combatting corruption and a broad overview of the manifestations of wasting public money. It also includes information on how to monitor and document incidents of wasting public money and the responsibility of official public bodies to protect public funds. The guide presents methods for reporting and following up on incidents where public money is being wasted, emphasizing the rights of the citizen.


A Training Manual on Empowering Women With Rights to Inheritance
Published: 2013
Organization: Wi'am: Palestinian Conflict Resolution & Transformation Center
Project: Inheritance Denied: Combating Gender Inequality in Property Rights in Palestine
Arabic

This training manual contains detailed information about the concept of inheritance in Palestinian and Islamic law and the laws governing inheritance. It explains women’s shares in inheritance and property rights in religious and legal systems, along with problems women encounter in obtaining their inheritance. The manual offers practical steps for an advocacy campaign to raise women's awareness of legal procedures to advocate for their rights.


The Global Landscape for Women
Published: 2012
Organization: Freedom House
Project: Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce
English Arabic

In English and Arabic, this presentation describes the global gender gap, using several countries as examples - Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. It also focuses on women in the workforce and challenges to accessing employment. For more information, please see Freedom House's training guide – Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce, Advancing Your Career and Becoming a Change Agent. This project was funded by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).


Focus on Lebanon | Project Overview and Respondent Demographics
Published: 2010
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
English Arabic

This report presents demographic data on the survey respondents in the SWMENA reports on Lebanon. It contains overviews of the project and its goals and methodology. The survey was implemented in August 2009.


Focus on Lebanon | Social Attitudes Toward Women Topic Brief
Published: 2010
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
English Arabic

This report presents a demographic breakdown of data from surveys to gauge social attitudes toward women in Lebanon. It focuses on support for women and daughters in politics, women working outside the home, women involved in decision-making positions and others. The survey was implemented in August 2009.


Focus on Yemen | Civic and Political Participation Topic Brief
Published: 2010
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
English Arabic

This report presents a demographic breakdown of survey findings on civic and political participation in Yemen. It includes engagement in organizations and activities on political and social issues, voting behavior and women's opinions on policy priorities. The survey was implemented in June 2010.


Focus on Yemen | Opinions on Early Marriage and Gender Quotas - Topic Brief
Published: 2010
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
English Arabic

This report presents a demographic breakdown of survey findings on opinions about introducing a minimum marriage age for girls in Yemen. It also focuses on attitudes toward gender quotas, knowledge of the concept of gender quotas and support for their introduction in elected bodies. The survey was implemented in June 2010.


Focus on Yemen | Project Overview and Respondent Demographics
Published: 2010
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
English Arabic

This report presents demographic data on the survey respondents in the SWMENA reports on Yemen. It contains overviews of the project and its goals and methodology. The survey was implemented in June 2010.


The Kingdom of Bahrain: A Guide to Parliament
Published: 2007
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform
English

This manual aimed to help members of the general public to understand Bahrain’s parliamentary system. It also was meant to serve as a resource for Members of Parliament and their staff. Contents include: type of legislative systems, parliament's role in democratic systems and the parliamentary system in Bahrain.


Supporting Local Governance in Yemen - Steps to Improving Relationships between Citizens and Government: Manual for Local Councilors, Civil Society Organizations and Citizens
Published: 2010
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform
English

This manual is specific to Yemen and improving the relationship between citizens and their government. It focuses on participatory local governance and public expenditure tracking surveys (PETS) and a six-step process, including a SWOT analysis and engaging stakeholders.


Get Out the Vote - Calculating Vote Goals
Published: 2010
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform
English

This resource provides a six-step process for calculating vote goals.


Get Out the Vote - Counting Form
Published: 2010
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform
Arabic

This is an election counting form in Arabic.


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